A practical and theoretical study, examining the work of the actor, specifically in relation to the performance and analysis of selected Shakespeare texts.
This popular paper has a largely practical focus. In it you will perform and analyse selected Shakespeare texts.
About this paper
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- One of THEA 212, THEA 213, THEA 251, THEA 252
- THEA 306
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
The THEA 351 course reader can be purchased from the University print shop at the beginning of the semester and is available on Blackboard.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Analyse and interpret Shakespearean text from the actor's viewpoint
- Demonstrate vocal technique to support the speaking of the text
- Work improvisationally to physicalise the text
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of acting in Shakespeare in regard to the creation of characters, situations and relationships
- Work individually and in groups in rehearsal and performance with discipline and high-level ensemble skills
- Competently manage the verse structure of Shakespearian texts
- Demonstrate creative, reflective and critical thinking related to text interpretation and the rehearsal and performance process